38th Annual International Listening Association Convention
Omaha, Nebraska, USA
June 8-10, 2017
"Listening for Healing"
You must login as an ILA member in order to access convention registration. Please use the email address you have on file with the ILA. If you have forgotten your password, please click the "forgot password" link. If you are a non-member, it is easy to join to receive discounted convention member rates.Individual paper and panel discussion sessions are scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Wednesday, June 7
Education pre-convention short course, an additional add-on program for educators of all levels with an additional fee, will be held on Wednesday afternoon (with no meals included). Evening meal will be on your own with an optional evening session. Session details are and registration available: Education Best Practices Short Course 2017 sessions.
Better Lawyering Through Better Listening, is available as an additional add-on Wednesday afternoon program only for those who register for the program through the Nebraska State Bar Association. The registration for the session for anyone requesting CLE units and/or for anyone who simply wants to attend/observe a session will be facilitated entirely by the Nebraska State Bar Association. Any ILA convention attendee who wants to attend the sessions will be asked to register with the Nebraska State Bar Association but will be allowed to attend only if there is room. Any additional fee will be charged by the Nebraska State Bar Association; the link to access their information: NEBAR
Thursday, June 8
Thursday sessions will run both morning and afternoon. We will have a noon lunch buffet and a meet and greet reception on Thursday evening. The reception is sponsored in part by Taylor & Francis, the publisher of The International Journal of Listening. Appetizers are included in your convention fee. There will be a cash bar.
Friday, June 9
On Friday morning we will have sessions until noon; Friday afternoon is reserved for exploring Omaha on your own.
Saturday, June 10
Saturday includes sessions both morning and afternoon. We will have the former Presidents’ Luncheon and a preview of the 2018 convention during lunch.
Saturday evening will feature the traditional Awards Dinner and will celebrate the achievements of the ILA Listener of the Year, Listening Hall of Fame, ILA Lifetime Achievement Award, Listening Research Awards, ILA Award for Listening in the Business Sector, ILA Outstanding Educator of the Year Award, ILA Special Recognition Award, and ILA President’s Award. This is a nice time to celebrate with those who have excelled. If you wish to bring a guest to the award dinner there will be an additional fee on the registration form.
From January 1, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. (Central time) through May 6th at 5:00 p.m. (Central time), regular convention registration rates will be available. Full payment of registration fees is due no later than 5:00 p.m. (Central time) on May 6 so that we can arrange for meals. After 5 p.m. (Central time) May 6, a $50 late fee will be charged for any unpaid or new registrations. This deadline coincides with the hotel cut-off date. Please send an email to email@example.com if you need to make any special arrangements for convention fee payment. After 5 p.m. (Central time) on May 6, the hotel will only provide space as available, and room rates may increase.
If you register on-site in Omaha, starting June 8, the aforementioned $50 late fee will be added to the regular convention registration rate. Since we have to guarantee the number of meals in advance, on-site registrants will be asked to wait until all of the other convention participants are seated before we can invite you to join us for meals.
Convention fees include Thursday and Saturday lunch, Saturday award dinner, and AM & PM beverage breaks as applicable by the day. Please order extra meals only if you are bringing a guest. There are no meals provided for the education pre-convention short course.
You can indicate any special dietary preferences on the registration form. We choose buffet menus which provide many options. While we do not have specifics of each meal, please indicate your general dietary preferences. The hotel will do their best to honor specific requests.
Convention Hotel Reservations
Hilton Omaha Website
1001 Cass Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68102 USA
(Problems or questions regarding reservations should be directed to the hotel at the phone number above)
1 King Bed Deluxe Room or a 2 Queen Bed Deluxe Room
Single or Double Rate: $129
Triple Rate: $139
Quad Rate: $149
Remember to mention the “ILA Convention” when booking your room by phone to receive negotiated room rate. Hotel rates are applicable 3 days before and 3 days after the convention.
Hotel Shuttle and Car Rental Information
Complimentary Shuttle information: When you arrive at Eppley Air Field in Omaha, simply call the hotel at 402-998-4288 and inform the desk staff you are ready to be picked up. The hotel will provide complimentary shuttle service.
If you have any questions, please direct them to the ILA Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or the convention chair at Charles.Veenstra@dordt.edu.
(All fees are USD)